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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Alicia Armentrout
Art Exhibit: Highgrove Florilegium
Art Exhibit: Katrina Methot-Swanson
Art Exhibit: Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Gardens Gone Wild
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Guild Holiday Wreath Sale
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Leashes at Lauritzen
LEGO® Brick Artists Expo
LEGO® Brick Sculpture Invitational
Loveland Garden Club Lecture
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Miracle on Farnam
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
National Public Gardens Day
Nature Connects 2
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Ole's Birthday Bash
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Sewer Separation Project
Spring Flower Show
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
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Events and Exhibits

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Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
Be among the first to experience the wonder and amazement of gardens under glass as Lauritzen Gardens opens this lush environment where plants will burst with life year-round.

January 17 through April 26, 2015
  
Nature Connects 2: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Inspired by nature and built from nearly 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this indoor exhibit features 12 ALL-NEW displays with 25 larger-than-life sculptures that represent the web of incredible connections that sustain life on Earth.

March 3 through 8, 2015
  
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, discover a vast set of ornamental Imperial dolls, or hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (A.D. 794 - 1185) on display.

March 7 and 8, 2015
  
Orchid Show
The 2015 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 28th Annual Orchid Show and Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the greenest place in Omaha with a scrumptious lunch that's full of Irish spirit.

January 7 through March 30
  
Art Exhibit: Nature's Gifts by Katrina Methot-Swanson

March 17 and 18, 2015
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
Journey along the Platte River Valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes in their majestic migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature’s treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
  
LEGO® Brick Sculpture Invitational
Some people build for fun, others build for realism. Whatever reason you build for, we want to see what you can create. Bring your best LEGO® brick sculpture to exhibit at the garden for a chance to win great prizes!

April 2 through May 18, 2015
  
Art Exhibit: Imaginary Gardens by the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
In celebration of the guild's 65th anniversary, members have created pieces that showcase various ways fibers and dyes found in nature can become works of art. Come view the versatility of nature’s bounty!

Saturday, April 4, 2015
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 5, 2015
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch in the gardens. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.

Tuesdays, April 8 through October 28
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

Saturday, April 11
  
Ole's Birthday Bash
In honor of Ole Kirk Christiansen, the creator of LEGO® bricks, all Lauritzen Gardens visitors on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will receive a free slice of birthday cake (while supplies last).

Friday, April 24, 2015
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling! In the spirit of Nebraska's homegrown holiday, children who dress like a tree will get in FREE!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  
Guild Spring Luncheon featuring Natalie Bowen Brookshire
Natalie Bowen Brookshire believes that one should not be confined to tight, uniformed arrangements, but should create WILD, yet organically arranged designs. Join us as she takes us through a bit of the wild to deliver floral designs that are inspired by our natural surroundings.

Friday, May 8, 2015
  
National Public Gardens Day
Celebrate the public garden with FREE admission all day. Discover beautiful spring blooms and learn about the programs, events and displays at the garden throughout the year.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch at Lauritzen Gardens has become an annual tradition for many area families. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.

May 16 and 17, 2015
  
Spring into Spring Festival and Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of Lauritzen Gardens-grown plants and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

May 23 through October 4, 2015
  
Gardens Gone Wild
From posed to playful, you will encounter elephants, rabbits, hogs, hens, deer, frogs, bears and more as you explore the garden in a whole new way. Opportunities abound to interact with art, take memorable photos, and to learn about the natural habitats, interesting habits, and distinctive personalities of these awe-inspiring creatures created by nationally-acclaimed animal sculptor Dan Ostermiller.

Wednesday, May 2015
  
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
  
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days.

Monday, June 1, 2015
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
  
Rose Day and Show
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring R Style
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
  
Summer Solstice Lecture featuring Jennifer Hopwood
Jennifer Hopwood of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, introduce the insects that provide pollination services in Nebraska, the native plants they rely on, and present straightforward actions that each and every one of us can take to protect and provide habitat for pollinators.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Harpeth Rising
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

June 30 through July 19, 2015
  
Patriotic Perches
A collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses that combines art, geography, horticulture and birding to educate visitors about state birds and flowers and how to attract wildlife to their garden space.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, July 6, 2015
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

July 11 and 12, 2015
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, August 3, 2015
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

August 8 and 9, 2015
  
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, August 28, 2015
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, September 7, 2015
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 24 through 27, 2015
  
Antique & Garden Show
Entering its second decade, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha. This year, you can learn from a celebrity designer, meet an iconic British celebrity and gain cooking tips from a local celebrity chef.

September 28 through November 12, 2015
  
Dynamic Singularities and Subtle Dichotomies by Alicia Armentrout
Alicia Armentrout is a writer, educator, and photographer. After leaving Nebraska, securing a degree in Philosophy and aimless wandering around, she stumbled back to discover, anew, the Midwest's fantastic aesthetic. Through her work, Alicia aims to document the Midwest while also showing how culture intersects with our environs to create our understanding of "us."

October 3 through November 22, 2015
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Experience a fascinating fabrication of flowers at the garden’s annual fall chrysanthemum show. Bold mums combine with vibrant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures and other exotic design elements- representative of the storied Indian culture.

October 3 and 4, 2015
  
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.

Sunday, October 25, 2015
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

November 27 through January 3
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

Select Sundays during the Holiday Season
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
  
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

December 12 and 13
  
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Sunday, February 14, 2016
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.
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